London - The notorious M64 (NGC 4826) asterism lies perilously close to Thursday's pivotal lunation in the reap-as-you-sow harvest goddess sign of Virgo.
Astronomers have dubbed it the 'Evil Eye' - or 'Black Eye' - Galaxy following a cosmic punch-up with an unnamed nomadic galaxy over a billion years ago.
The fracas left M64 with a characteristic prominent dark dust lane in front of a central bright nucleus which during the 1970s inspired British transport planners to name the proposed M64 motorway after it.
The scheme was to link the nearby M6 motorway at Stoke On Trent with the M1 main northern artery near Castle Donington via Uttoxeter and Derby but the plan was shelved amid rampant superstition at the Department for Transport.
This warned of possible karmic catastrophe involved in dabbling with such sinister cosmic black arts and the UK's arterial connections.
This Thursday's International Women's Day Full Moon will reach climax at 9.39GMT just as Saturn, the zodiac's Lord of karma, occupies the exalted 28 degrees retrograde position in Libra, sign of Judgement.
"Something bloody awful's bound to happen," a UK Highway Agencies source commented.
The A406 North Orbital could be obliterated by alien Blue Ice.